Rockies Visit Fenway for Two

With Monday’s off-day the Rockies are hoping they don’t lose any momentum they picked up in Washington before flying into Boston. The team won their last two against the Nationals and are set to play two against the Red Sox at Fenway.  With some disappointment from the Rockies faithful fans, Walt Weiss didn’t opt to skip Nicasio’s spot in the rotation with the off-day and give the ball to Oswalt and Chatwood for the short series.  Sadly, the weakest link in the rotation will be put to the test against the AL East’s top team.  The one bright spot is the team will face Ryan Dempster, who has lost his last three outings.

The two games in Boston will wrap-up the teams 10 game road trip that saw them get swept in Toronto and split a 4-game series in Washington.  The Rockies haven’t been to Fenway since the World Series in 2007.

The lineup will feature Corey Dickerson hitting DH.  Dickerson, the Rockies rookie that was called up for the National’s series, went 2-4 with two-doubles in his debut.

ROCKIES LINEUP

RED SOX LINEUP

2. DJ LeMahieu (R) 2B 2. Shane Victorino (S) RF
3. Carlos Gonzalez (L) LF 3. Dustin Pedroia (R) 2B
4. Michael Cuddyer (R) RF 4. David Ortiz (L) DH
5. Todd Helton (L) 1B 5. Mike Napoli (R) 1B
6. Wilin Rosario (R) C 6. Daniel Nava (S) LF
7. Corey Dickerson (L) DH 7. Jarrod Saltalamacchia (S) C
8. Nolan Arenado (R) 3B 8. Stephen Drew (L) SS
9. Jonathan Herrera (S) SS 9. Jose Iglesias (R) 3B

 

IN GAME CHAT

 

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roxnsox
roxnsox
7 years ago
Reply to  jaredean

I’m glad for EY. I guess that thing about a change of scenery holds true sometimes! Wonder if it will continue.

Agbayani
Agbayani
7 years ago

Good for EY! But if he’s “part of the Mets outfield future” as the article suggests, then the Mets have a long ways to go …

rockymountainhigh
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rockymountainhigh
7 years ago

We have thrown too many games away including tonight by having too long of a leash on garland, Francis, and now Nicasio. We are give games from the mid point of the season. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know Nicasio has to be out of the rotation.

Julian
Julian
7 years ago

After tonight, I think that we’re going to see Pomerantz get called up from CS, and Nicasio get sent down. For the moment, they’ll keep him as a starter because they need him to be stretched out because there’s not anyone else ready to be a major league starter, so if there’s an injury, they’d need him to come back up. But over time, I see him being turned into a reliever. Speaking of CS, check out the start that… Read more »

Bill
Bill
7 years ago

Unfortunately I figured this game would be something like this. For the last month or close to it both Francis and Nicasio have been teetering. They finally dumped Jeff although he’s still in their system and O’Dowd or Geivett or whoever makes these decisions is being stubborn and are keeping Drew down on the farm and Nicasio gets beat up. Didn’t Pomeranz have some kind of off the field problem in the off-season? Maybe they are trying to teach Drew… Read more »

Agbayani
Agbayani
7 years ago

Why Nicasio is a marginal major league pitcher: Throws fastball 75 % of the time. (Compare a good pitcher with a better fastball: Oswalt, career: 64 %) Avg fastball velocity: 92 in 2013, down from 94 in 2011. Average is 91. All that adds up to a strikeout rate of about 6 per 9 IP. No swing-and-miss pitch. A slightly better than average fastball, average control, very weak secondary pitches. I think he can be a decent reliever (maybe Escalona… Read more »

Cisco Kid
Cisco Kid
7 years ago

Tracy R mentioned in the post-game that an advance scout told him this past weekend that the Nicasio/Boston matchup was a really bad one. Boston is a great fastball hitting team and the most patient hitters in baseball. If others know this fact, why doesn’t the Rox brass know this?

egossage
egossage
7 years ago
Reply to  Cisco Kid

They do. They just don’t care.

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